Canon IXUS 230 HS Digital Camera - Purple (12.1 MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
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- Get close with 8x optical zoom or get everyone in with 28mm wide-angle lens
- Premium image quality even in low light using HS System with 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
- Slim metal body with 7.5 cm (3.0"), strong and clear PureColor II G LCD
- Intelligent IS adapts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene (7 modes)
- Detailed, clear Full HD movies (1080p) with optical zoom, stereo sound, Powered IS and HDMI-CEC
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With an 8x zoom lens, Full HD and the low-light skills of the HS System, the fashionably slim IXUS 230 HS is the perfect partner for nights out. Smart Auto lets you focus on living life to the full.
- 8x zoom, 28mm wide lens. Intelligent IS
- HS System (12.1 MP)
- Smart, thin metal body
- 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
- Full HD, Powered IS
- Smart Auto (32 scenes)
- High-speed Burst & Super Slow Motion Movie
- iFrame movie. Movie Digest
- Creative modes
- Hints & Tips
Zoom into life
Sharp, versatile, intelligent
A powerful 8x optical zoom lets you home in on details of far away objects or fit more in the frame with the 28mm wide-angle lens for great group shots and landscapes. Intelligent IS automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes to prevent blur and deliver sharp and detailed photos and videos.
HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high sensitivity sensor combine to give superior image quality in all situations.
Smart and compact
One of the slimmest 8x zoom cameras available, the IXUS 230 HS has a compact, elegant metal body that’s small enough to carry in your pocket.
7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
A large, high quality 460k dot LCD screen allows easy framing and reviewing of images from any angle and effortless menu navigation. A tempered glass outer layer gives excellent durability.
Full HD movies, Powered IS
Create Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound you’ll be proud to share. Use the optical zoom to get close to the action while the optical Image Stabilizer keeps your movies steady. A dedicated movie button lets you switch instantly from stills to movie mode; an HDMI-CEC connector allows easy playback on an HDTV.
Effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects the perfect settings from 32 variables (21 in movie). All you have to do is point and shoot.
High-speed Burst. Super Slow Motion Movie
High-speed Burst delivers non-stop photo shooting, capturing 8.7 shots per second (3.0 MP), so you never miss a thing. Super Slow Motion Movie slows fast-paced action up to an 1/8th of the real speed.
iFrame movie (720p). Movie Digest
Shoot PC and Mac friendly HD video (720p) in the optimised Apple iFrame format for fast importing, easy editing and simple sharing. Movie Digest records up to 4-seconds of action before each still shot, joining the day’s clips into a bonus VGA movie.
Explore your creativity with fun shooting modes. Effects include Toy Camera for an older style camera look, Miniature to transform a photo or movie scene into a scale model and Monochrome.
Hints & Tips
Simple Hints & Tips interface messages offer step-by-step menu guidance making it easy to understand camera features and settings.
Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes: Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Battery life (CIPA standard): 210 shots
Battery technology: Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type: NB-4L
Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in microphone: Yes
Built-in processor: DIGIC 4
Camera file system: DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Camera playback: Movie, Single image
Camera shutter speed: 1 - 1/2000; 15 - 1/2000
Camera type: Compact camera
Closest focusing distance: 0.01 m
Colour of product: Purple
Combined zoom: 32x
Compatible memory cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compatible operating systems: Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3\nMac OS X v10.5 – 10.6
Custom colour: Yes
Depth: 2.21 cm
Digital SLR: No
Digital zoom: 4x
Display diagonal: 7.62 cm (3")
Display resolution (numeric): 461000 pixels
Fastest camera shutter speed: 1/2000 s
Field of view: 100%
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes: Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele): 0.5 - 2 m
Flash range (wide): 0.5 - 4 m
Focal length (35mm film equivalent): 5 - 40 mm
Focal length range (f-f): 5 - 40 mm
Focus adjustment: Auto
HD type: Full HD
HDMI ports quantity: 1
Height: 5.68 cm
ISO sensitivity: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max): 3200
ISO sensitivity (min): 100
Image editing: Resizing
Image sensor size: 1/2.3"
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens structure (elements/groups): 8/7
Light exposure correction: ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes: Auto
Light metering: Centre-weighted, Spot
Maximum aperture number: 5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv): 22.4 cm
Maximum image resolution: 4000 x 3000 pixels
Megapixel: 12.1 MP
Minimum aperture number: 3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv): 2.8 cm
Motion JPEG frame rate: 24 fps
Multi burst mode: Yes
Number of aspheric elements: 3
On Screen Display (OSD) languages: ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Operating temperature (T-T): 0 - 40 °C
Optical zoom: 8x
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects: Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom (max): 10x
Power source type: Battery
Scene modes: Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow
Self-timer: 2,10 s
Sensor type: CMOS
Slowest camera shutter speed: 15 s
Supported aspect ratios: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1
Video capability: Yes
Video formats supported: H.264, MOV
Video memory capacity: 4GB
Video recording: Yes
Video resolutions: 640 x 480,1280 x 720 pixels
Weight (including battery): 140 g
White balance: Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Width: 9.58 cm
Digital Camera IXUS 230 HS
Wrist Strap WS-DC11
Battery Pack NB-4L
Battery Charger CB-2LVE, AC Cable
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (for USB)
User Manual Kit
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Top Customer Reviews
So for anyone wanting a small quality camera with easy to follow features and excellent quality photographs while pocket sized and allows extra batteries so you don't run out of charge then i would highly recommend this camera. You won't be disappointed and is excellent value for money.
As far as successors go though, there isn't much between the two cameras. The 230 HS is slightly bigger and some of the controls have been moved around (to accommodate the slightly larger LCD), but fundamentally, the differences between the two cameras can be summarised as follows:
The Ixus 220 HS has a 24mm lens (wide-angle) and a 5x optical zoom
The Ixus 230 HS has a 28mm lens (ultra-wide-angle) and an 8x optical zoom
This then begs the question: is the extra optical zoom a worthwhile trade-off for the loss of the ultra-wide-angle lens?
Well... for me, the answer is sadly "no". Having taken both cameras out over the weekend (two separate events; 800 photos in total), it soon became clear that the difference between 24mm and 28mm is nearly as dramatic as the difference between 28mm and 35mm: with the 220 HS, you can stand closer to your subjects, making it easier - and quicker - to compose your shot. While I initially started off with the 230 HS, by the end I found myself defaulting back to the 220 HS for most shots.
To be fair, my "use-case" is fairly unique: the events were held in relatively small, enclosed spaces and I was mostly "capturing the moment", rather than getting people to pose for the shot (for staged shots, I switched back to a bridge camera!).Read more ›
Pictures are now very good with nice colours and decent sharpness. Very easy camera to use and full auto seems to produce the best results overall but nice to have a few other scene modes and adjustable ISO/metering modes etc.
Video is good. Zooming is noisy on video but at least you can do it. Can't on all cameras.
The HS system on this camera is great for speed but also for low light quality. It really is a cut above other compacts here although we're not quite talking SLR quality. The flash will still be needed in very dark situations. Indoor daylight or indoor well lit room will be possible with no flash though. Overall I'm impressed with the 2nd example, so if you are disatisfied with this camera chances are you have a dud.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good camera. Small size so is easy to take with you on holidays.
Making nice pictures. I think the quality of the pictures are good enough.
Very quick delivery (less than a week). The camera is perfectly new!. Not a scratch. It comes with battery, charger and USB card reader. I am very happy with this purchase.Published 16 months ago by Maria Garcia-Casado
Phenomenal little camera that takes stunning pictures in good light - and I'm an ex-professional photographer. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Shaggy Dog
Been looking for a good camera that's easy to use for family holidays and photos and this has been great. Read morePublished 22 months ago by h.e.
Having previous owned the 220, I was devastated when the lens jammed and was not repairable.
I think the 230 is even better, superb colour, sharp images and the battery is the... Read more
Before buying this, be aware that there is a known problem with the camera lens which can get stuck in the extended position. Read morePublished on 28 May 2014 by Greenbirch
Absolute gem for novice photographers despite having a bit complicated settings and service menu which takes about 30 minutes to figure out. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2014 by Isobolev